About Us

Our Mission

Infinite Chemical Analysis Labs’ mission is to provide the cannabis industry with accurate and timely analytical services of the highest quality, while meeting or exceeding our clients’ expectations.

Co-Founders

Josh Swider, PhD

CEO

David Marelius, PhD

CSO

Our History

While pursuing their PhDs in analytical and organic chemistry, Josh Swider and Dave Marelius became aware of the medicinal benefits cannabis offered patients that went beyond the realm of traditional medications. However, the cannabis community lacked analytical chemists dedicated to proving its potential. Knowing their experience could help set the standards within the industry, Josh and Dave founded Infinite Chemical Analysis Labs in 2016 with one goal in mind- providing the new, emerging cannabis and hemp industries and its consumers with high quality, accurate testing services they could trust.

Since then, the team of two has grown to over 30 talented scientists with bachelor’s degrees or higher, ensuring their passion for the science is reflected in their work. As regulations changed, our services have grown to cover all required testing set forth by the state of Michigan, with validations in place for the most reliable analyses. We understand the results released directly affect the people consuming the products tested, which is why the analytical methods we use will always be held to- or above- the current legal standards.

Laboratory Management

Andy Sattler, PhD
Lab Manager

David Egerton
Lab Director

Stacie Palmer
Operations Manager

Joe Maricelli, PhD
Laboratory Manager

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Josh Swider

Co-Founder/CEO

Josh began his career in chemistry at Eastern Washington University, where he earned his Bachelor of Science and Chemistry degrees in physics and biology in 2012. His quest for a deeper understanding of the science led him to be accepted into the joint doctoral program at the University of California, San Diego and San Diego State University, where he earned his master’s degree in analytical chemistry in 2015 and his PhD in 2017.  Throughout his college career, Josh became interested in the medicinal benefits of cannabis and the lack of analytical research and public understanding associated with it. He wanted to change this, and with his knowledge and passion for the industry, Josh founded the lab with fellow chemist Dave Marelius in 2016. Together they’ve made it InfiniteCAL’s mission to ensure only safe, quality products are allowed to hit dispensary shelves.

David Marelius

Co-Founder/CSO

Born and raised in San Diego, Dave attended San Diego State University in 2009 where he received his bachelor’s degree in chemistry. Dave then went on to earn his Phd from the joint doctoral program between SDSU and the University of California, San Diego, where, for his graduate work, he utilized organic and organometallic synthesis to make catalysts for water splitting, the conversion of water into oxygen and hydrogen for energy storage. As a graduate student, he received the IPMI Richard Rubin Memorial Scholarship in 2014 for his research in precious metals. He decided to apply his knowledge and experience to the cannabis industry, and has assisted in developing industry- leading methods of analyses for cannabis and hemp testing since co-founding the lab in 2016.

Andy Sattler, PhD

Lab Manager

A native of Washington state, Andy joined InfiniteCAL in 2019 after earning his Ph.D. in biochemistry and completing a postdoctoral scholarship appointment at the University of Missouri in Columbia. His scientific background is primarily in structure-guided protein design, leading him to involvement in projects ranging from uncovering the molecular etiologies of human diseases to altering catalytic pathways at the genomic level for optimizing bio fuel production. He moved to Michigan in August of 2019 at the onset of the Midwestern expansion and currently lives in Jackson.

David Egerton

Lab Director

Originally from the Midwest, David Egerton received his masters degree in chemistry from the University of Louisville in 2011 where he worked on the development of portable spectrophotometers for use in archaeological surveys. After briefly working on the development of a tissue culture operation at an Oakland (CA) cannabis cloning nursery, he began his career at one of the world’s first cannabis QA laboratories in Oakland as an analyst in 2011. Over the last eight years, David became intimately familiar with all aspects of Cannabis Lab operations and left California after serving as Vice President of Technical Operations and subsequently as Laboratory Director. He has collaborated and published method papers with instrument manufacturers as well as peer laboratories, and consulted on the development and refinement of several commercial cannabis products. Although he is new to Michigan and to InfiniteCAL, David is very excited to bring his experience to Michigan’s Cannabis Community.

Stacie Palmer

Operations Manager

Stacie, a Michigan native, comes to InfiniteCAL with over two decades of experience in customer service, office management and employee retention. She began her career back in the early 2000’s selling phones for Verizon. Early on in her career she was able to prove that with her skills she was a valuable asset to her company and was quickly promoted to a Store Manager and then eventually to a District Manager. After 14 years with Verizon, Stacie found herself wanting a change and entered the Cannabis industry. Stacie prides herself on being able to provide top-notch customer service, managing day to day operations and building a harmonious and collaborative work environment. 

During her down time Stacie enjoys collecting exotic house plants, snuggling her dog, spending time with family and friends ,camping, kayaking, traveling and getting overly competitive with any board games she plays. Stacie is passionate about cannabis and is excited to be a part of the InfiniteCAL Team.

Joe Maricelli, PhD

Lab Manager

Joe was born and raised in Western Montana where he attended Carroll College.  He conducted his undergraduate research on the detection and mapping of West Nile Virus in the local mosquito population using reverse transcriptase RT-qPCR.  Joe then went on to receive his Ph.D in Molecular Biosciences from Washington State University, where he studied gene therapy efficacy for muscular dystrophy and helped publish five separate peer reviewed articles.  He’s excited to be a part of the ICAL team surrounded by brilliant scientists and state of the art instruments.  In his free time Joe enjoys reading, exploring Michigan- his new home- and pub trivia.